Sunday, September 04, 2011

How to get a mama duck to sit on your lap.



It's easy. Try to steal one of her babies! :)





She always goes for me when I pick up a duckling but soon calms down and returns to the others. It's like she's making an effort for show, then figures "Eh, I have 11 more where that one came from."

She is one fierce mama!

And here is the ducklings' first real swim:


Someone suggested a paint tray so that they can get out easily. Ducklings can drown!

Yes, I always talk like that the animals. The smaller and cuter they are, the more air-headed I sound.

12 comments:

  1. I love mama's tail twitching back and forth!

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  2. Oh my she is protective! I just loved seeing the babes swimming. Such fun you are having.

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  3. Wandering cat, they all do that pretty much constantly and it's so adorable! Even the babies do it with their stubby bums.

    Nancy, isn't she though? I try not to stress her out too much but I want to be able to handle the babies a little. But she seems to settle down after making a show of attacking me. She's such a good mama. I wish they didn't grow up so fast!

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  4. Those ducklings are growing so fast! I was startled when mama duck pounced on you so quickly when you took one of the ducklings.

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  5. You and me both, Ahab!!

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  6. And here I thought your stylin' boots were too tight and made you talk funny...

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  7. Katnip, they probably aren't helping the blod flow to my brain any!! :)

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  8. That fierce Mama could do some damage!

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  9. What a good mom. She was OK with baby hanging around you until you grabbed it. She's very watchful!

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  10. CogDis, I've done okay, save for one V-shaped duck-beak cut on my arm! :)

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  11. So sweet. They are getting bigger by the minute!

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  12. Paula, I picked up a duckling yesterday and was amazed at how much heavier it felt than it was even just last weekend! But they still all nap under Mama.

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!